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© 2018 by Vicki Whiting, Editor Jeff Schinkel, Graphics Vol. 34, No. 10 2018 Winter Olympics This month, the world turns its eyes on the South Korean region of PyeongChang. Quiz a friend or family member about the Olympics. 1. What do the five rings of the Olympics mean? ❏ Five Cities ❏ Five Countries ❏ Five Continents Over 2,500 athletes from nearly 90 countries will compete in winter sports like skiing, skating, curling, ice hockey, ski jumping snowboarding and more! This is where the 2018 Winter Olympics are being held from Friday, February 9 through Sunday, February 25. Fill in the missing words. WINTER OLYMPICS SCHEDULE Use the information below to complete the calendar to show when some of the most popular competitions begin. Cut out each event stamp and paste it on the calendar where it belongs. Bobsledstarts9daysafterthe OpeningCeremonies.Speed Skating starts8daysbeforeBobsled.Figure Skatingstarts1daybeforeSpeed Skating.Alpine Skiing starts 2daysafterFigureSkating. FIGURE SKATING BOBSLED Meet the Mascots Soohorang is the mascot of the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang 2018. Soohorang is a white tiger, which is considered Korea’s guardian _____________. SPEED SKATING In Korean, Sooho means protection. This part of the name was chosen to show that the __________ will offer protection to the athletes, spectators and other participants in the 2018 Games. Rang comes from the middle letter of Ho-rang-i, the Korean word for tiger. ALPINE SKIING February 2018 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY 1 2 3 9 10 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 CLOSING CEREMONIES OPENING CEREMONIES The Paralympic Games SATURDAY Banda means half-moon, which is the shape of the white mark on the bear’s chest and bi means to celebrate the Games. The Winter Paralympic Games is an international sporting event where ______________ with physical disabilities compete. The Winter Paralympic Games are held every four years directly following the Winter Olympic Games. For a full schedule of events go to: It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. At the Olympic Games, a picture is worth a thousand words in hundreds of languages. A pictogram, a picture symbol, will be used at the Games to help people all over the world understand what is happening. Standards Link: Reading Comprehension: Use context clues to determine the meaning of words. Can you read these pictograms? Do the math to match each pictogram to the name of the sport it represents. 21 29 24 27 - 3 = LUGE 31-5 = SNOWBOARDING 37 - 9 = SKI JUMPING 26 28 29 - 8 = CURLING 39 - 10 = ICE HOCKEY Olympic mascot and pictogram artwork ©2017 IOC www.pyeongchang2018.com Can you trace the lines of the skater’s path without going back along any lines? Score yourself and have a friend try. Under 2 minutes: 10 POINTS Over 2 minutes: 5 POINTS Your score: Friend’s score: Standards Link: Mathematical Reasoning: Problem solving. 3. According to the Olympic Creed, the most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but ... ❏ to play fair. ❏ to win big. ❏ to take part. 4. Where is the Olympic torch first lit? ❏ Athens ❏ Greece ❏ Olympia Bandabi, is the mascot of the Winter Paralympic Games. It is an Asiatic black bear. The bear is a symbol of strong will and ___________ in Korea. pyeongchang2018.com/en/schedule 2. What does the Olympic Motto “Citius, Altius, Fortius” mean? ❏ Harder, Stronger, Faster ❏ Swifter, Higher, Stronger ❏ Better, Bigger, Bolder Look for five symbols in today’s newspaper. Show them to a friend to see if they can tell what the symbol represents. 5. Women were first allowed to compete in the Olympics in what year? ❏ 1800 ❏ 1900 ❏ 2000 6. The 2020 Summer Olympic Games will be held in: ❏ Paris ❏ Tokyo ❏ Los Angeles 7. Which of the following is NOT a color of one of the Olympic rings? ❏ Blue ❏ Purple ❏ Black Standards Link: Research: Use the newspaper to locate information. SOOHORANG Find the words by looking up, down, backwards, forwards, ATHLETES sideways and diagonally. SYMBOL F B O B S L E D L S WORLD GAMES O S E M A G T U W O BANDABI U K Y L K O G T B O WINTER R A I M Y E K C O H SKATING E T K W B E M A N O HOCKEY LUGE T I S J W O R L D R BOBSLED N N S E T E L H T A SKI I G C S P E E D K N ICE NAME W I B A N D A B I G FOUR Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recongized identical SPEED words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns. This week’s word: REPRESENT The verb represent means to present an image, sign or symbol of something. The Midtown Wolves used a paw print on their uniforms to represent the team. Try to use the word represent in a sentence today when talking with your teacher, friends and family. The Spirit of the Olympics Sports and Symbols Sports team names and mascots give personality to their teams. Look through today’s sports section. Select one team and make a list of characteristics you think that team wants to convey with its name. Some people talk about the “Spirit of the Olympics.” What do you think that means? Standards Link: Research: Use the newspaper to locate information. NIE SpoNSorS Premier Properties Kings County Trophy Suzanne Marienau Cardoza, O.D.